DIY-Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box-Pillow-Box-13Introducing the easiest DIY gift boxes you will make. like. ever. No scissors, glue, or tools required! Just 4 folds and you are set! These DIY pillow boxes are super easy to make, and are great for small gifts like jewelry (necklaces, earrings, rings, etc.), money, lipstick, chapstick, cufflinks, or other tiny treasures! They aren’t quite long enough to fit a gift card inside, but if you use a paper towel roll, and cut it to be an inch or so longer than a toilet paper roll, it can easily make a gift box for a gift card!

These adorable recycled and repurposed toiled paper roll pillow boxes look great with their natural color and tied with a holiday ribbon, wrapped with festive gift wrap, or even hand stamped like I did below!
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If you are interested in making your own holiday gift wrap, this DIY polka dot stamp technique can be used on the inside of a brown paper grocery bag to make recyclable wrapping paper for larger gifts! It’s super easy, quick, and has a cute wintery look!
DIY-Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box-Pillow-Box-4To make your pillow box, start with a leftover roll of toilet paper (stamp it first before folding).
DIY-Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box-Pillow-Box-5Smash the toilet paper roll in half – flat like a pancake.
DIY-Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box-Pillow-Box-6Next fold one side in towards the center (it should form a half moon shaped crease). Make the crease nice and sharp by smoothly running your nail along it.
DIY-Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box-Pillow-Box-7Turn the roll around, fold the other edge inwards, and smooth out the “half moon” shaped crease.
DIY-Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box-Pillow-Box-8Repeat the previous steps and fold the opposite ends in until the pillow box is formed!
DIY-Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box-Pillow-Box-12Tie with bakers twine and add holiday tags (free printable download here!) and your gift boxes will look like a million bucks!
DIY-Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box-Pillow-Box-11DIY-Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box-Pillow-Box-9 Like the holiday tags I used to wrap my gifts? Get a free printout here!
DIY-Toilet-Paper-Roll-Gift-Box-Pillow-Box-10I love stuffing my pillow boxes with crinkle paper – it makes them extra adorable when they are opened!

I hope this holiday hack helps make your holiday prep easier this year!
Health & Happiness
xo-Catherine

16 Comments on Toilet Paper Roll Gift Boxes

  1. Hydie Joe Johnson
    December 4, 2014 at 6:54 am (2 years ago)

    Wow .thank you that is a great an smiple wrapping gift idea.

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    • Catherine
      December 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm (2 years ago)

      You’re so welcome, Hydie! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply
  2. Hillary
    December 4, 2014 at 8:07 am (2 years ago)

    so adorable! those tags are mighty cute, too!

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    • Catherine
      December 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Hillary 🙂 I think they turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself 🙂

      Reply
  3. Molly D.
    December 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Not gonna lie…this is genius.

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  4. Catherine
    December 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks Molly! 🙂

    Reply
  5. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    December 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Hah! That’s awesome!! It’s crazy how expensive little gift boxes are. This saves more money for the gift 🙂

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    • Catherine
      December 5, 2014 at 12:57 am (2 years ago)

      I know, it makes me so happy! Woo!

      Reply
  6. Julie
    December 4, 2014 at 10:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Well now I have to save a bunch of toilet paper rolls…

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    • Catherine
      December 5, 2014 at 12:57 am (2 years ago)

      Save paper towel rolls too!

      Reply
  7. Miki Nyckel
    December 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Omg you just blew my mind. Is it ok to say I kind of love you?!! 😀 Thank you for this!!

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    • Catherine
      December 5, 2014 at 8:27 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes, because I love my readers! <3

      Reply
  8. Ted
    December 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm (2 years ago)

    I have an idea what I’m going to put in it…

    Reply
  9. jen
    December 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I did this years ago for a prep class. There was complaint about using toilet rolls as it was hygienically not appropriate to use. Its a great idea but may want to rethink about toilet rolls especially at schools

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    • Catherine
      December 6, 2014 at 4:24 pm (2 years ago)

      Thats so crazy! I remember making maracas and all different types of crafts out of toilet paper rolls in preschool and kindergarten! Using a pep towel roll works exactly the same 🙂

      Reply
  10. Alice
    September 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow thank you so much this is really helpful

    Reply

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